UK time is: 21:35:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'I'm told Leicester have made serious enquiries'

Former Arsenal and Villarreal midfielder Robert Pires claims that Leicester have made 'serious enquiries' to sign him.

The 36-year-old is currently available on a free transfer after his deal with Villarreal expired, and admits that he is open to the idea of a return to England.

'If the right kind of club expresses an interest, I have no problem going over and doing a pre-season so they can have a closer look at me,' he said.

'There's obviously a few big English teams chasing me. I'm told Leicester and Birmingham have made serious inquires.

'I still think I can play in the Premier League, but the challenge of getting a team like Leicester promoted is very appealing, especially with maybe two seasons left in my legs.'

Pires made 189 appearances in his six years with Arsenal, proving a huge success in the Gunners' invincible season of 2003/04.

With 79 French caps also to his name the midfielder possesses pedigree in abundance, something which could persuade manager Nigel Pearson to take a closer look at the player.

West Ham and Birmingham also appear to be in the mix for Pires, but given his age first team football is perhaps unlikely at either in the Premier League.

Foxes chairman Milan Mandaric has been involved in several attempts to sign players with former Premiership success, including Robbie Fowler, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Edgar Davids.

The Davids rumours picked up speed quickly much to the amazement of Leicester fans, but no agreement between the two parties could be made.

And it now appears as though Pires could be in the club's line of sight as Pearson aims to build a side capable of gaining promotion from the Championship next season.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 16 2010

Time: 9:52AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Super Bob for Leicester? Would be a good signing but he'll always be a red =]
Chipo
Report Abuse
16/06/2010 11:24:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Stats: Man City v Leicester (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Pearson Previews Manchester City (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Simpson On Manchester City (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Pearson On Schmeichel Progress (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Everton 28 6 10 12 -8 28
15. Hull City 28 6 9 13 -11 27
16. Sunderland 28 4 14 10 -16 26
17. Aston Villa 28 6 7 15 -23 25
18. Q.P.R. 27 6 4 17 -19 22
19. Burnley 28 4 10 14 -22 22
20. Leicester City 27 4 6 17 -20 18

Breaking League News

Something For The Weekend (485)
Aston Villa : 06/03/2015 18:24:00
Chelsea Crash to Youth Cup Semi 1st Leg Defeat
Chelsea : 06/03/2015 17:34:00
Interest in Chelsea`s Remy!
Chelsea : 06/03/2015 17:22:00
Chelsea Reportedly Sign Romanian Youngster
Chelsea : 06/03/2015 17:05:00
United Tracking a Young Brazilian Striker
Man Utd : 06/03/2015 17:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By:  
Schwarzer 100%
Simpson 0%
Morgan 0%
Huth 0%
Upson 0%
Konchesky 0%
Mahrez 0%
James 0%
Cambiasso 0%
Schlupp 0%
Kramaric 0%
Sub:-Nugent 0%
Sub:-Vardy 0%
Sub:-Ulloa 0%